While many companies rely on the expertise of safety professionals when designing and enforcing safety policies and procedures, this responsibility often resides in the human resources department.
In 2010, two dramatic events – a million-gallon crude oil spill near Marshall, Mich., and a natural gas explosion in a San Bruno, Calif., neighborhood – focused the nation’s attention on pipeline safety.
At a glance: workplace safety in the oil and gas industry
All aspects of business, including workplace health and safety, suffer when workers become distracted from their job responsibilities. Stress, fatigue and depression are prevalent distractors during the holiday season. It’s in a company’s best interest to address these influences.
Consequently, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) faces a number of challenges. It mission is broad in scope, and it has to demonstrate its effectiveness to elected officials, watchdog organizations and the general public.
People learn, understand and retain information best if it is taught to them in their native language.
Near misses happen every day in the workplace. Regardless of their potential for personal injury and property damage, all near misses should be taken seriously and consistently reported.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has just released the results of the 2012 survey of occupational injuries and illnesses. Private employers reported nearly three million nonfatal injuries and illnesses for an overall incidence rate of 3.4 per 100 employees, down slightly from 2011. DART injuries accounted for more than half of those for a […]
In this two-part feature, guest author Hannah Ubl, generational expert at BridgeWorks, explores how generational differences play out in the workplace.
Work-related fatality and injury rates are declining nationally, indicating we are on the right track with prevention and incident management. However, there were 4,693 fatal work-related injuries and nearly 3 million non-fatal workplace injury and illnesses reported by private industry in 2011, according to the most current data available from the U.S. Bureau of Labor […]